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Ajmal Kasab and Amish school massacre

Ajmal Kasab who is dead now, was given due process, and legal help by the Indian state. That’s definitely something Maharashtra and Union governments can be proud of. We are not Somalia or Afghanistan or Gujarat. And we did much better than USA on prosecuting terror related cases. The Indian state can some more credit […]

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Every year is a 2004

I was closely following this election, and nearly missed the other one. As you know we have close to 30 chief ministers in India, but only two Adivasi rajas. The one in Kerala, Thevan Rajamannan died last week and it was a week long search for a successor. Ariyaan Raja Mannan will succeed Thevan Rajamannan […]

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Who needs to be educated?

Sohrabuddin was killed in a fake encounter,said the CBI and the Supreme Court. With Gujarat Elections around the corner Modi put it this way, as NDTV reported Modi asked the crowd, ”What should be done to a man who stored illegal arms and ammunition? You tell me what should have been done to Sohrabuddin?” The […]

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Tehelka – Bol India Bol


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NARENDRA MODI’s anger was palpable after the Godhra incident; he vowed revenge. Haresh Bhatt, the then national co-coordinator of the Bajrang Dal, was part of the meeting in which Narendra Modi told them they could do whatever they wanted for the next three days. After that, Bhatt says, “He asked us to stop and everything […]

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Has India lost Gujarat ?

When this reporter, with his longish beard, walked into an elite government colony in Ahmedabad to meet a senior official, three children suddenly got off their bicycles.One screamed aloud, “Terrorist!” Why?“Because you are a Mussalman,” he responded. So?“All Muslims are terrorists. My father is a judge. He will call you terrorist in court.” Really?“Yes. Now […]

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A Secular Rethink

A picture History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again – Maya Angelou A video A few years back we faced our worst fears as a nation , today we are again a smug faced crowd hiding behind globalised cliches like Islamic terrorism and a […]

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